Available ARPH Dogs in the South West Region

 

ARPH's South West region includes: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, California, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii.  We may not have a Representative in each location. Please check our Contact Page to see our list of Representatives.

Our organization requires prospective adopters to complete a simple, yet necessary, approval process prior to meeting with dogs in our program. This includes:

*Completion of Adoption Application
*Veterinarian Check
*Reference Checks
*Home Visit

Our ultimate goal is to screen and counsel potential homes to the best of our ability in an attempt to find the most perfect match and fit for your lifestyle. Please keep in mind that color and appearance of the available dog is last on our priority list.

Please refrain from contacting one of our Rep's until your screening process has been completed and approved. We do not discuss specific dogs within our program or potential matches until AFTER you have been approved.

**Our organization requires a donation of $300 to adopt.**

 

 

     
 






 



Timbers ARPH #14052

Timbers is an approximately 5-year-old black tri female that weighs around 35lbs. She is fully vetted, house-broken, and leash-trained. She is working on crate-training. She likes other dogs, cats, kids, and loves to ride in the car!She is still very new to our program, so please check back with us for more updates in the near future!

Timbers is located in Dallas, TX.


     
 



 
Cash ARPH #14011


Cash was surrendered to our program after a lifestyle change occurred and all the pets had to be rehomed. His DOB is 12/8/2016. He is a sweet, handsome red merle male that weighs 48lbs. He is fully-vetted, house-trained, and walks well on a leash. We are introducing him to crate-training, but currently he is not a fan.

Cash knows some basic commands and though he has lived with both dogs and cats in his previous home, he is having some trouble adjusting to the new dogs in his foster home. He struggles with anxiety in new situations, so it would be best if he could be adopted to someone that is home the majority of the time, or has the ability to take Cash with them everywhere.

Cash will take a mile if given an inch, so someone familiar with strong-willed herding breeds is necessary. He needs rules and boundaries consistently re-enforced at this time, but this could also be a part of his transition phase.

He is still very new to our program - so please check back for future updates as we get to know him more. Cash is located in Bedford, TX.


 
   



 

 

Allie ARPH # 14010

Allie is an approximately 6-year-old red merle female that came to our program after a good samaritan found her dumped in the country. In the short time we've had her, we have learned that she walks great on a leash and is crate-trained and house-broken.

She is still very new to our organization and still needs all of her vetting, including having her obesity addressed (she is quite overweight.) She does fine with other dogs given that they are okay with her being boss, or at least not trying to dominate her (she doesn't tolerate that.) It is unknown how she does with cats and kids at this time, but we might know more in the future.

Allie is located in Gainesville, TX.

 
   




 


 





     





 
 
Ferdinand ARPH #13705

Ferdinand is a 15-month-old black tri male that came to us with 24 other Aussies after their breeder experienced life-altering circumstances and could no longer provide for them. He is fully-vetted, crate-trained, leash-trained, and house-broken. He is not suitable for a home with children (they scare him) and we don't know how he does with cats at this time, but he absolutely adores other dogs and will require a home with another dog (20+ lbs) in his future home.

As a result of limited human interaction as a puppy and living in a pen his entire life before rescue, Ferdinand is extremely shy and timid. He is still very uncertain about living as a house-pet, but puts forth an admirable effort every day to accept human interaction and love. His future home will need to understand what it means to offer him space during his transition period (which can be much longer than your average dog) and have realistic expectations about his future. There is no better policy than honesty and our honest assessment is that Ferdinand needs to progress at a very slow and steady pace to feel comfortable in his own skin.

To aide in his progress, we implemented a medicinal protocol to help take the edge off his fear at the recommendation of his treating Veterinarian, and it seemed to help a great degree! It is likely that this regimen may benefit him long-term, but it is currently only being used on an as-needed basis.

As Ferdie has grown comfortable, he has really started to enjoy walks. He is still struggling to avoid motion-sickness in the car, but it is getting better with continued exposure.

Ferdinand  is located in Gainesville, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet him in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Laura at aussie330@aol.com for more information.



     
 





 
Felix ARPH #13704

Felix is located in North Richland Hills, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet him in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Felix is a 15-month-old black tri male that came to us with 24 other Aussies after their breeder experienced life-altering circumstances and could no longer provide for them. He is fully-vetted, crate-trained, house-trained, and 90% leash-trained. He is not suitable for a home with children (they scare him) but he absolutely adores other dogs and will require a home with another dog (20+ lbs) in his future home. He is also respectful of dog-savvy cats.

As a result of limited human interaction throughout puppy-hood, and living in a pen his entire life before rescue, Felix is extremely shy and timid. He can be very reserved with people and startle easily (quick movements, loud noises, etc.), but he puts forth an admirable effort every day to accept human interaction and love.

His future home will need to understand what it means to offer him space during his transition period (which can be much longer than your average dog) and have realistic expectations about his future (for example, this is not the type of dog that would enjoy events heavily populated with lots of people and strangers; on the contrary, this would be a stressful experience.) There is no better policy than honesty and our honest assessment is that Felix needs to progress at a very slow and steady pace to feel comfortable in his own home and to bond with his new family.

To aide in his progress, we implemented a medicinal protocol to help take the edge off his fear at the recommendation of his treating Veterinarian, and it helped him tremendously! It is likely that this regimen may benefit him long-term, but he is currently not receiving any because he is progressing so well.

Felix has been in foster care approximately 6 months now and he knows the daily routine like clock-work! He shuffles around with the pack like he's always been there, but is still hesitant to seek love or affection on his own... particularly if we are standing. But, if we are sitting, he is willing to approach for some ear and chin-scritches, which he loves.

Initially, he was too scared to take treats or play with toys, but now he accepts treats very gently and likes to toss toys around, including his own dog-bed. (Lol) He has a silly, fun little personality hiding underneath all that reservation, and we have enjoyed getting to know him, but he still has so much to offer that we haven't seen yet!

Could you be the family he's been waiting for to help his true personality shine?

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Laura at aussie330@aol.com for more information. 


     
 



 

 


     



 
 

Gala ARPH #14044


Gala is located in Bedford, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet her in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Gala is a 6-month-old black tri female that came to us with many other aussies, including her mother and brother, when a producer went out of business.

Much like her brother Grant, Gala is best suited for an experienced dog owner and preferably one with Aussie experience. She needs rules and consistency and ongoing training so she is mentally and physically stimulated.

Gala has been to puppy class and we work on training of one kind or another every day. She is clicker trained and is very attentive when she knows you have it in your hand. She is very food motivated and learns quickly. Unfortunately, the one thing she hasn’t gotten a grasp on yet is walking nicely on a leash. The many sights, sounds, and smells to experience are very distracting and make it challenging to concentrate on walking without pulling.

She is a lovely girl who is pretty much on the move unless she is asleep. That doesn’t mean she is running around crazy, although she does have zoomies from time to time. She is just busy—playing with toys, chewing on a water buffalo horn, wrestling with a resident dog, checking out the back yard for new sticks, coming to get a quick belly rub, give a few kisses, etc. She does have an off switch but it doesn’t stay off for long because there are too many things to experience.

She does great crated in the car and is excited about getting to go to new places. She recently went to the lake and had her first experience with swimming. She was a bit unsure about the waves but couldn’t resist following the resident dog into the water to retrieve a toy and pretty soon she was swimming for a short period of time.

She is crate trained, rings the training bells to go outside to potty, and as long as she has appropriate things to chew on she mostly leaves other things alone. She does bark quite exuberantly when she is ready to get up in the morning but she does quiet down for about 15 more minutes when told “it’s not time yet!” Her foster mom refers to her as “my snooze alarm”. Of course, these are things that can require “refreshing” after adoption.

At this point in time, Gala is still quite reserved with people and will usually bark when first meeting someone. She does warm up when treats are involved and then can become your best friend. She shows some reserve with new dogs as well. She can be quite a nuisance to a “soft” dog who doesn’t correct her puppy over enthusiasm. Luckily, she does offer appropriate submission when corrected by the foster home’s resident dogs.

Gala would do well to have another dog as a role model but as she shows some tendency to be a bossy female, it would need to be a male dog.

Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Kim at kimgriswold@att.net for more information.


     



 
 
Kiitos ARPH #13584


Kiitos is located in Dallas, TX and it is required that you travel there to meet him in person to adopt, no exceptions. We do need the entire party to be involved when meeting available dogs, including every family member and dog(s) that currently live in your home.

Kiitos is an approximately 6-7yo fully-vetted red merle male with a sweet, easy-going demeanor. He originally came to our program with a large 2# (benign) growth on one of his paws that was surgically removed, and then he was treated for heartworms prior to being adopted. However, he recently returned to our organization after a year in his adoptive home due to a debilitating life-injury that rendered his adopter unable to physically care for him. Basically, this poor sweet guy has been through a lot, and deserves the happiness and stability of his FINAL forever home!

He is a low to medium energy dog, who loves every person he meets. He loves going for his daily walk and walks beautiful on a leash. His favorite past-time is getting to smell all the smells and greet everyone he passes.

He is a calm and easy going dog that is happy to spend time inside with his person, looking lovingly into your eyes. He is housebroken and crate trained, but is also trustworthy in the house uncrated. He rides well in the car and actually rather enjoys road trips.

He is not good with cats and although he gets along with dogs he really prefers humans so would do best as an only dog.


Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in any of our dogs. If you have already been approved, please contact Kim at kimgriswold@att.net for more information.

 

 

 

 

 



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